WIPAC graduate student earns 2023 NSF graduate fellowship

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WIPAC and physics PhD student Samuel Hori was selected to receive a 2023 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Hori’s advisor is UW–Madison physics professor Justin Vandenbroucke, whose research at WIPAC includes gamma-ray astronomy, neutrino astronomy and cosmic rays.

The Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) supports high-potential scientists and engineers in the early stages of their careers. Each year, more than 12,000 applicants compete for approximately 2,000 fellowship awards. NSF GRFP awards are highly sought after and competitive. The fellowship is awarded to individuals in the early stages of their graduate study, who intend to pursue research-based graduate studies in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

The program provides awardees with three years of financial support consisting of a $37,000 annual stipend and a $12,000 education allowance. UW–Madison contributes toward fringe benefits.

Congratulations, Samuel!